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Roadrunners Introduce Street Hockey P.E. Program to Tucson Schools

By: Tucson Roadrunners
 
 
TUCSON, AZ – The Tucson Roadrunners, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, shared information today on the extension of the Coyotes street hockey PE curriculum that will be expanding to Tucson schools this year.
 
“The response to hockey in Tucson has been great and we are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity to the school kids in Southern Arizona,” said Roadrunners President Bob Hoffman. “Working with the schools and the Coyotes in developing the curriculum of the program shows that the development of hockey to all ages is on the right path.”
 
22 Tucson-area schools will participate in the program during the 2018-19 school year, running through the middle of May. As a part of the program, each school will receive a full set of floor hockey equipment valued at $1,500 containing:
  • Two (2) Floor Hockey Nets
  • 50 Tucson Roadrunners Branded Hockey Sticks
  • 50 Hockey Balls
  • 50 Tucson Roadrunners Practice Pinnies
For participating in the program, P.E. Teachers will receive:
  • One (1) Roadrunners Backpack
  • Booklet with “Practice Drills” and “Lessons”
  • A Digital Booklet Containing Additional “Practice Drills” and “Lessons”
 
During the 2018-19 AHL season, the program will be present in the following schools:
  • Tolson Elementary
  • Sahuarita Primary
  • Thornydale Elementary
  • Estes Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Senita Valley Elementary
  • Richardson Elementary
  • Kellond Elementary
  • Tanque Verde Elementary
  • International School of Tucson
  • Anza Trail Elementary
  • Doolen Middle School
  • Tully Elementary
  • Casas Christian School
  • Walter Douglas Elementary
  • Richard B. Wilson
  • Butterfield Elementary
  • Holaway Elementary
  • Coyote Trail Elementary
  • Roadrunner Elementary
  • Rattle Snake Ridge Elementary
  • Continental Elementary
 
School districts interested in more information about the program should contact Roadrunners Manager of Fan Development / Amateur Hockey Tyler Kern at 520-777-6763 or tyler.kern@tucsonroadrunners.com
 
For media inquiries on the program, contact Roadrunners Manager of Media Relations Walt Ruff at walt.ruff@tucsonroadrunners.com.
 
On-The-Ice
 
Following two wins last week the Tucson Roadrunners remain in second place within the AHL’s Pacific Division at 11-5-1-1. Surging rookie Brayden Burke has brought himself to the forefront of attention, recording three goals in two games over the weekend, including his first multi-goal performance in Saturday’s win over Bakersfield.
 
The team returns to the ice again Sunday in Ontario for a rematch against the top affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.